Files lost metadata on migration?

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  1. decafjava macrumors 68000

    decafjava

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    So I pulled the trigger on a 27'' iMac last week. Transferred my data from my HP Win 7 box using the migration assistant. It worked fine for the most part, had to locate a few of my music files but the iTunes library went over fine. I noticed my pictures and documents seem to have lost time/date info - they are labelled with the date of migration. This is a bit problematic especially for the photos. Did I do something wrong or can I get the dates back without another transfer??
     
  2. decafjava thread starter macrumors 68000

    decafjava

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    Bumpy, so I guess I need to copy manually to an external disk??
     
  3. Weaselboy Moderator

    Weaselboy

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    Finder does not show EXIF data for photos. Try opening a photo in Preview then do command-i to see info and look at the EXIF data. Is the created/modified data all still there? If it is, the Photos app will see it and sort properly.
     
  4. decafjava thread starter macrumors 68000

    decafjava

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    Thanks, is that true of word documents as well??
     
  5. Weaselboy Moderator

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    I'm sorry, I have no idea. Documents don't have EXIF data, it is in meta data. So I'm not sure what happened with your transfer there.
     

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